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Utilizing the Power of Text-messaging (SMS) Technology to Increase Patient Compliance with Medication

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Utilizing the Power of Text-messaging (SMS) Technology to Increase Patient Compliance with Medication

  1. 1. Utilizing Text Messaging to Combat Chronic Disease Rates at Free Clinicswww.anjna.org@anjnadotorgVineet Singal (@vineet_singal), Founder and Executive Director<br />
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  6. 6. EVERY MINUTE<br />10 Americans are diagnosed<br />with a chronic preventable illness.<br />
  7. 7. 2<br />0<br />0<br />0<br />
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  9. 9. Four Key Problems<br />Obsolete Materials<br />Lack of Literacy-appropriate<br />Education<br />Language Barriers<br />Lack of Mental Health<br />Education<br />
  10. 10. Building a Team.<br />Web Design<br />Translation<br />Research<br />Graphic Design<br />
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  12. 12. 10,000 <br />Volunteer Hours<br />
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  14. 14. "You help initiate a conversation with the physician."<br />Dr. Steven Balt Psychiatrist, Schuman-Liles Mental Health Clinic, Oakland, CA<br />
  15. 15. Disease management = behavior changeBuddy system/social support = invaluable tool<br />
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  18. 18. <ul><li>Clinic by the Bay, SFSt. Anthony’s, SFSan Francisco Free Clinic, SFLyon-Martin, SF</li></li></ul><li>Interactive Modules<br />
  19. 19. Thank YouPlease visit www.anjna.org to learn more<br />

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